Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Finally the pictures!

I call this quilt "Mommy's Lil Monkeys".

I have yet to label it! It's in the wash getting all crinkly and nice and soft!
And for the other pics! Can you see that I did the free motion quilting? I was very proud of that!

Ok, now this is the whirlygiggle quilt I'm working on...I LOVE the stick figure kids, and of course I had to incorporate the monkeys in again!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Virtual Quilting Bee

Since I don't have enough projects going (can you hear the heavy sarcasm?), I'm joining a Virtual Quilting Bee at my friend Crystal's blog!

Please join us!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Whew....I did it!

I got more thread today, and finished doing the FMQ (free motion quilting) on it. I tried a new way of stretching/basting it and was happy with it overall....I still think I would prefere a stretching frame *ahem, pawpaw build it for me, ahem* LOL

I also put the binding on, still need to whipstitch the back on though. I will probably do that tonight.

I know I promised batteries are not charged yet...I actually just put them in the charger a bit ago, since I was gone all day. Sorry!

Since I didn't have any new pics to share with you, I thought I'd share a picture of my sweet little boy! This was taken LAST August, on a field trip with our homeschool co-op to the Chattanooga Aquarium. He was MORE than thrilled, can you tell? LOL
He is starting Kindergarten in 9 days, I can't believe it! I'll definatly post pics of his first day of school, along with newborn pics for comparison (and for my pity party as I am so sad that my baby is growing up!)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

2 posts today!

Don't get used to it, chances are it may be days between posts, LOL

I've not felt well this weekend, so sitting at watching movies/computer/sewing was about all I could handle.

I've completed 19 blocks of the 48 I have to make for Gabriel's WhirlyGiggle quilt!

I also pieced a back (a simple pieceing) for a finished quilt top I had done last year before Christmas! Then basted and pinned it, and have stippled almost half of it, but I ran out of thread :( I will get more tomorrow. It's Moda's line with the monkeys (don't know the name!) I will take pictures when I get it done and post them....which reminds me, the batteries are dead, I need to recharge them.

Today's project

After making a quilt for Asher's 2nd birthday, Gabriel decided the HE needed another one too. (I made them each one, Gabriel's for his 1st birthday, and Asher's for his 2nd).

SO...I'm following the CrazyMom blog's WhirlyGiggle tutorial, and making him a scrapy quilt for Christmas/His birthday, depending on when I get it done! LOL

Here is the link for the tutorial I'm following:

I'll try to post pictures of the finished squares soon. (Well, what are done already, LOL) I'm doing prints and solids in fabrics he likes. That poor child....he loves fabric almost as much as his mama! *SWOON*

So I got a blog...

Ok, so I didn't think I would ever start a blog...I mean, I'm too busy!

But I guess I will..I used to keep a journal, but that got tiresome, and I love looking back at old memories, but don't really enjoy handwriting anymore, as typing goes SO much faster!

I'll use this blog to keep track of cute memories of my 2 boys, Gabriel and Asher, and to share sewing projects that I do...

I'm venturing into more complicated quilts and clothing, so hopefully this will help keep me motivated!